Property Maintenance Operative Apprentice AMEY SERVICES LIMITED

At Amey, we’re supporting our justice client, His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) by providing them with safe, clean and efficient prisons. By using our facilities management expertise, we help keep 60 secure premises across England and Wales running smoothly.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will be responsible for: 

  • To work in a team to provide general maintenance tasks and support tradespeople on site
  • Provide a professional assistance service to those requesting support including contractor escorting duties when required
  • Complete tasks associated with DIY such as Decorating, hanging notice boards, building furniture, repair of items around the prison
  • Checking appliances, fittings and general environment are in good working order and all defects reported to Team Leader. 
  • General good housekeeping, including litter picking and landscaping around the grounds if required
  • All other FM duties as required directed by team manager
  • This role will also support both local and business zero carbon programmes, working towards zero carbon in a strategic and lean manner as and where it is appropriate
  • Responsible for ensuring H&S standards are achieved across the contract

The training you will be getting

  • Your training will be provided by both your Employer and Grey Seal Academy
  • All training is delivered face to face at the workplace either on site or videoconferencing, this includes one training session and one coaching session per month
  • You will have access to an online portfolio and virtual learning environment to assist your training and assessment during your programme

During the Apprenticeship you will learn the following topics:

  • Understand the roles, responsibilities and reporting procedures of a property maintenance operative
  • Health and safety in property maintenance
  • Apply customer service in property maintenance
  • Carrying out painting and tiling tasks
  • Plan and carry out preventative property maintenance
  • Carry out plumbing maintenance and repairs
  • Carry out electrical testing and repairs
  • Understand and maintain heating ventilation and air conditioning plant
  • Internal and External Building Fabric Maintenance
  • Understand energy, environment and sustainable practices within property maintenance
  • Control of property maintenance related resources and equipment
    Working with external contractors

At the end of the apprenticeship you will have the following qualification(s).

  • Property Maintenance Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in Mathematics Level 1/2 (if applicable)
  • Functional Skills in English Level 1/2 (if applicable)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There is a potential of a permanent role upon completion

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 3 and above) Essential

About the employer

We are a leading provider of full life-cycle engineering, operations, and decarbonisation solutions, for transport infrastructure and complex facilities. Our purpose is to deliver sustainable infrastructure solutions that enhance life and protect our shared future. We combine exceptional expertise in Consulting & Design, Advisory & Analytics, Transport Infrastructure and Complex Facilities to design, manage, and maintain clients’ assets throughout their lifetime. Our leading data and analytics capability enable us to create transformative solutions that strengthen resilience and drive sustainable improvements. We embrace difference and support individuals to work in ways that work best for them. We are committed to working sustainably and by working in partnership with the communities we serve, so people and the planet are protected.




HMP Gartree

Welland Avenue


LE16 7RP

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 May 2024